TV presenter, writer, speaker, MC
With a media career spanning almost three decades, Tracey Spicer is not only one of the most experienced television, radio, newspaper and online journalists in Australia but also a highly sought-after writer, speaker and trainer.
Over the past decade, Tracey has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences around the world. Her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, attracted more than 1.2 million views.
During her on-screen career, Tracey has reported for and anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for Channel 9 and Network Ten where she became best known for presenting the national weekend and morning news services for 14 years.
Tracey is also an iconoclast, renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, commitment to equality and her wicked sense of humour.
Currently Tracey is busy as an anchor for Sky News, cast member on ABC TV's Agony series, opinion and travel columnist for Fairfax Media and Debrief Daily, presentation trainer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer for Spicer Communications. She also writes regular columns for Sunday Life magazine and dailylife.com
Her essays have appeared in dozens of books, including Women of Letters, She's Having a Laugh and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years.
Apart from news and current affairs, Tracey's other passion is charity work. Combining these two loves, she has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia.
Tracey is an Ambassador for Dying with Dignity, ActionAid, World Vision, Autism Spectrum Australia, Purple Our World, Domestic Violence NSW, the National Premmie Foundation and Cancer Council.
Tracey is passionate about women's rights, social justice and equal opportunity and is the convenor of Women in Media, the nationwide mentoring and networking group she set up which is backed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Passionate, irreverent, totally professional and as comfortable on stage as she is on screen, Tracey Spicer is a highly sought-after MC and keynote speaker who has appeared at hundreds of events around Australia and the world.
Tracey Spicer is an entertaining and inspirational speaker. She is truly authentic and we were honoured to have her at our ExtraOrdinary Women event for International Women's Day. She held the attention of everyone in the room. Our delegates were so impressed with her presentation that they are already signing up for next year! I can highly recommend Tracey as a speaker at any event. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. She is an amazing woman who is really making a difference in the world.
Dr Annemarie Christie - The Children's Doctor
You were brilliant! Thank you so much for Race Day last Saturday which for us was a great success. You played a large part in the success of the day with your 3 p's namely professionalism, poise and positiveness. I established on Saturday you have a big fan club in GP land. Also as an MC in no time you established a genuine empathy for our cause which is very important for us. Firstly I trust you enjoyed the day and secondly we would love to have you do our gig again next year considering you established a beaut rapport with our supporters.
Wheelchair Sports NSW
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking out the time to be the MC of The Ronald Ball. There has been a lot of positive feedback about the tremendous job you did.